This is a problem with Apple. I can stream the video no problem but if I try downloading to an iOS device first I see the same issue. Apple is preventing users from viewing the downloaded videos.btidey wrote: ↑
Wed May 02, 2018 11:27 am
woerman wrote: ↑
Tue May 01, 2018 1:25 pm
I am experiencing problems downloading videos to IOS devices. I can however download the same videos to PC. I redid the installation as well. I tried 3 IOS devices with the same results.
Steps on IOS:
1. Download Videos and images
2. Click on the video opening the preview
3. I can preview the video
4. Select the Download button
5. URL displayed: <Raspi IP>/html/preview.php
6. Screen is black with the play symbol and a line through it
I don't use IOS myself but others do and I haven't heard of this problem.
When you select click on a video in the Download Videos and Images page then you get a preview and the browser should be showing a URL like
Clicking on the Download button should just download the .mp4 file to the client.
In step 6 are you referring to the client when you try to play the mp4 locally or is that what you see in the browser web cam page?
Normally the easiest way to see what is going wrong in these case is to use developer tools in the browser.
You are correct, if I select preview it opens a URL like ip/preview.php?preview=vi_0005_20180502_115043.mp4.v0005.th.jpg#
When I choose download the URL changes to ip/html/preview.php and I see the black screen with play button and line through it. Nothing gets downloaded.
In step 6 I am referring to what I am seeing on the browser on my IPhone
I see similar problems with viewing some photos on OSX. Apple prevents users from viewing certain JPG files with the stock Photos app and will give you an error telling you the file is unsafe to view because its from an unidentified source. This is Apple logic net-nanny at its best.
The solution is to not download videos first via iOS. I suspect you could download the file on OSX, upload it to iCloud, then view it on iOS.
Apple is deaf when it comes to interoperability of data and non-apple devices. Why follow a standard when you can just invent a new one that nobody else wants or uses. I have a perfectly good DVR I cannot use on Apple devices anymore after an update because Apple nanny blocks the java applets from running and you can't bypass it in any way. Apples response to the problem? Go buy a new device.